What's not to love about linen?

May 2011
Handwoven;May/Jun2011, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p32
The article describes weave structures which highlight the natural luster of linen. One structure shows a basketlike texture where in selected warp threads in every other block float for seven picks. Its block size is limited by practical float length. Meanwhile, the Atwater-Bronson lace is used for very fine linen yarn. The pattern may be woven as lace and background as plain weave or vice versa when using Atwater-Bronson lace with a profile draft.


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